Internet Awareness

What parents need to know about kids online.

The message is clear - there are more kids online than ever before, and they're online earlier than ever before. Do you know where your kids have been on the net today?

Basic Principles and Safety Guidelines to Minimise Dangers

  • From the earliest age, make the internet a family activity.
  • Try to keep the internet-connected computer in a
  • family room, rather than an office or a child's room.
  • Learn as much as you can about the internet.
  • Set clear rules for internet use. Write a family internet
  • safety contract and display it near the family computer.

Four Key Online Safety Principles:

1.No personal details

2.No meeting strangers

3.No sharing passwords

4.Agree on time limits and enforce them

5.Online Etiquette- Cyberbullying is a serious offence

Information detailed here has been taken from "Real Wired Child" written by Michael Carr-Gregg. If you would like to read this book, it is available on loan from the Front Office.

The internet is great thing - it puts an amazing number of experiences right at our fingertips. It can also be a pretty dangerous thing as well. To help you to be aware of the best way to use the internet safely there are a few web pages you can have a look at.

Hector's World - a site for people who are between 5 and 9 years old.

Cyber Quoll - a site for people who are between 7 and 11 years old.

If you notice anything happening on the internet that you dont feel comfortable with treat it in the same way that you would if someone was tying to bully you. Tell a teacher or your parents and get some help. 

Are you safe online?

Students and Parents can learn more about being safe online from these sites: